The night: When lights go out, the sky comes alive
The sky has stars and galaxies galore to offer, if you can just get away from those city lights, says Valerie Jamieson (full text available to subscribers)
''Valley Girl'' dialect expanding to males
The American English speech variant known as uptalk, or "Valley Girl speak" - marked by a rise in pitch at the ends of sentences - is typically associated with young southern Californian females. New research shows uptalk is expanding to other demographic groups, including males.
Google Acquires Seven Robot Companies, Wants Big Role in Robotics
The company is funding a major new robotics group and acquiring a bunch of robot startups
Stealth Mode: Killer Whales Go Dark to Stalk Prey
Killer whales that feed on marine mammals may passively listen for the sounds of their prey and then strike in complete darkness, new research suggests.
Salomon named CMO at MediaLink
New York-MediaLink, New York, has named Dee Salomon CMO, a new position at the marketing consultancy. Salomon was previously senior VP at MediaLink.
Radiographic imaging exposes relationship between obesity and cancer
(Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)) Researchers at the National Institute for Aging are working to improve understanding about obesity and cancer. A study, published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, is the first to use direct radiographic imaging of ...
Canada''s Star Astronaut Chris Hadfield Gets Mustachioed Welcome In Hometown Visit
Mustaches were everywhere. On the balloons, face-painted on children and of course, on the face of celebrity astronaut Chris Hadfield himself when he showed up at the book signing.
Omega-3 dietary supplements pass blood-brain barrier
New research shows that omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements can cross the blood brain barrier in people with Alzheimer's disease, affecting known markers for both the disease itself and inflammation. The findings strengthen the evidence that omega-3 may benefit certain forms of this seriously...
Exclusive: Disney Reimagines Classic Star Wars Scenes in 8-Bit
To celebrate the launch of its new mobile game Tiny Death Star, Disney artists have put a low-res spin on two memorable scenes from Star Wars.????